1. James Gilfillan of home bar
James Gilfillan (April 25, 1836 April 8, 1929) was the 13th Treasurer of the United States. Gilfillan was a native of Belchertown, Massachusetts, born there to Scottish parents.
In 1856 he graduated from Williams College, where he was a classmate of future President James A. Garfield. After graduation, he worked as a country editor of a weekly newspaper, reading law with the goal of entering the bar at the same time.
He abandoned both professions, instead taking a clerkship at the Treasury Department in 1861, at an annual salary of $1,200. He remained a clerk until President Ulysses S. Grant made him cashier of the United States under Treasurer John C.
New. Gilfillan, rising steadily through the ranks, was appointed Treasurer by President Rutherford B. Hayes, and he served from July 1, 1877 to March 31, 1883.
During this period he was also Sinking Fund Commissioner for the District of Columbia; he was not paid for his service on the board until a bill of Senator George P. McLean of Connecticut passed Congress, awarding him $4,750. As Treasurer, Gilfillan acquired a reputation for integrity in his dealings, launching anti-corruption investigations, avoiding politics, and attending to his business.
In his later years, Gilfillan lived in Colchester, Connecticut. In November 1928, he was one of only five persons over the age of 90 to vote in the town. He died at his home there, aged 92, and his funeral took place two days later.
He was survived by four daughters.
2. Ernest S.
Brown of home bar
Ernest S. Brown (September 25, 1903Â July 23, 1965) served briefly as a United States Senator from Nevada in 1954. Ernest Brown, born in Alturas, California, moved with his family to Reno, Nevada, in 1906, where he later attended the public schools.
He graduated from the University of Nevada at Reno in 1926. Brown gained admission to the bar in 1927 and then commenced a legal practice in Reno. He served in the Nevada State Assembly in 1933.
From 1935 to 1941, Brown worked as district attorney of Washoe County. He resigned from office in 1941 to enter active service in the United States Army as a second lieutenant. He gained a commission as a colonel, and the Army discharged him in 1945.
Brown returned to his Reno home to resume the practice of law. On October 1, 1954, Nevada Governor Charles H. Russell appointed Ernest Brown to the U.
S. Senate as a Republican to fill the vacancy caused by the death of veteran Senator Pat McCarran. Democrat Alan Bible defeated him in a special election to keep his Senate seat in November 1954.
Bible assumed the seat on December 1, 1954, and Brown once again resumed the practice of law. Brown died in Reno in 1965, and was interred in the Masonic section of Mountain View Cemetery.
Anderson Hutchinson of home bar
Anderson Hutchinson (1798December 31, 1852) was a Justice of the Republic of Texas from 1841 to 1843. Born in Greenbrier County, then in the state of Virginia (later in West Virginia), Hutchinson received an education in the common schools, and read law in the office of his father, who was clerk of the court for Greenbrier County. Hutchinson moved several times, first to Knoxville, Tennessee, where he gained admission to the bar, then to Huntsville, Alabama, and then to Raymond, Mississippi, where he "soon took a high position at the bar".
He compiled "Hutchinson's Code", and a "Manual of Forms", before moving to the Republic of Texas in 1840, where he "was scarcely naturalized before he was elected to the supreme Bench of the Republic". On the morning of September 11, 1842, while carrying out his duties as a Justice, Hutchinson was among a group of 58 people captured by Mexican forces in San Antonio. While imprisoned in Mexico, he "was forced to undergo many physical hardships", until he was released by the interposition of the United States government.
He then returned to Mississippi "with a constitution greatly impaired by the exposures to which he was subjected", and formally resigned from the Texas court. Hutchinson died at his home in Jackson, Mississippi.
Walter Guion of home bar
Walter Guion (April 3, 1849Â February 7, 1927) was a United States Senator from Louisiana. Born near Thibodaux, he was tutored at home and then attended Jefferson College in St. James Parish.
He moved to Assumption Parish in 1866, was deputy clerk of the court in 1870 - 1871, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1870 and commenced practice in the Parishes of Assumption, Lafourche, and Ascension. He was judge of the twentieth district from 1888 to 1892 and of the twenty-seventh district from 1892 to 1900, and was Attorney General of the State from 1900 to 1912. Guion was appointed by President Woodrow Wilson to the office of United States Attorney for the eastern district of Louisiana, which he held from 1913 to 1917, when he resigned.
He resumed the practice of law in Napoleonville and Convent. He was chairman of the district exemption board, division number 2, eastern district of Louisiana, and was a member of the State council of defense during the First World War. On April 22, 1918, Guion was appointed as a Democrat to the U.
S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Robert F. Broussard and served from April 22, 1918, until November 5, 1918, when a successor was elected; while in the Senate he was chairman of the Committee on Coast and Insular Survey (Sixty-fifth Congress).
He practiced law in New Orleans until his death in that city on in 1927; interment was in Metairie Cemetery.
5. Hanul cu Tei of home bar
Hanul cu Tei ("The Linden tree Inn") is one of the few still standing old inns in central Bucharest, Romania.
It was built in 1833 by Anastasie Hagi Gheorghe Polizu and tefan Popovici, on the trading street of Lipscani. It was also called the Bezesten de pe Ulia cea mare a Marchitanilor ("The Inn on the Wide Street of the Merchants"). It is the only historic inn in Bucharest that has preserved its shape exactly as it was at its origins.
At its Blnari Street entrance, one can still see the original "seal" of the first owners ("A.P." and "S.
P."). Each of the owners had 14 shops, located on top of deep, vaulted cellars.
Only the pedestrian alley and guardian's room were of shared ownership. Important merchants of the time were hosted in this inn, including Constantin Atanasiu, who was to establish the store "La Vulturul de Mare cu Petele n Ghiare" ("At the Sea Eagle holding a Fish in His Claws"), a building that still exists, hosting a bank nowadays, near the Cocor Store. Today, the former inn is home to many art galleries and a cellar bar.
Its ornate, forged iron gates provide access from both Lipscani and Blnari streets. It also provides a good example the typical Wallachian glass-covered faade, as the upper floor is covered by glass panels.
Oscar Lee Gray of home bar
O.L. Gray (July 2, 1865 January 2, 1936) was a U.
S. Representative from Alabama. Born in Marion, Mississippi, Gray attended school in Choctaw County, Alabama.
He studied law, graduated from the University of Alabama in 1885, and was admitted to the Alabama bar. Gray taught school and served as Superintendent of Education for Choctaw County. He served as solicitor for the First Judicial Circuit from 1904 to 1910 and was a delegate to the 1912 Democratic National Convention.
Gray was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1915 March 3, 1919). He served on the Rivers and Harbors Committee and was the first Congressman to sign the World War I Declaration of War. His 1918 re-election campaign materials boast of his relationship with and support for U.
S. President Woodrow Wilson: "He Stood by the President All the Time Let's all Stand by Him this Time." After serving in Congress he returned to the Gray Plantation in Butler, Alabama and resumed the practice of law.
In November 1934 he was elected Judge of the Alabama First Judicial Circuit Court. He died January 2, 1936 in Shreveport, Louisiana, the home of his daughter and son-in-law (Bess Gray Garrett and Dr. Broox Cleveland Garrett) and grandchildren (Betty Gray Garrett and Broox C.
Garrett, Jr.). Gray was interred next to his widow Laura Lee Gray, at Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport.
Gray's great-granddaughter, Dr. Betsy Vogel Boze, served as president of The College of The Bahamas.
Career of home bar
Ross was Treasurer of Passumpsic Savings Bank from 1858 to 1868. He practiced law in St. Johnsbury until 1870.
After being State's attorney for Caledonia County from 1862 to 1863, he was appointed a member of the State board of education, holding that office from 1866 to 1870. From 1865 to 1867, Ross was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives and he was a State senator in 1870. He was a member of the State Board of Education from 1866 to 1870 and served on the Vermont Council of Censors in 1869.
He was judge of the Vermont Supreme Court from 1870 to 1890 and Chief Justice of Vermont from 1890 to 1899. In December 1898, U.S.
Senator Justin S. Morrill died. Governor Edward Curtis Smith offered to appoint Benjamin F.
Fifield to the vacancy, and Fifield tentatively accepted. Several days later, Fifield declined, and Smith then offered the appointment to Ross, who accepted. He served from January 11, 1899 to October 18, 1900, when a successor was elected.
While in the Senate, he was chairman of the United States Senate Committee to Examine Branches of the Civil Service (Fifty-sixth Congress). He was not an active candidate for reelection in 1900. In October 1900, Ross was elected president of the Vermont Bar Association, and he served a one-year term.
In November 1900, he succeeded David J. Foster as chairman of the state board of railroad commissioners, and he served until being succeeded by Fuller C. Smith in November 1902.
8. Louis Arthur Prud'homme of home bar
Louis Arthur Prud'homme (November 21, 1853 March 1, 1941) was a lawyer, judge, historian and political figure in Manitoba. He represented La Verendrye from 1882 to 1883 and from 1884 to 1885 in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba as a Conservative.
He was born in St. Urbain, Chteauguay County, Quebec, the son of Lieutenant-Colonel J. M.
PrudHomme and Marguerite DAmour. Prud'homme studied law and was called to the Quebec bar in 1879 and the Manitoba bar in 1881. In 1880, he married Appoline C.
Henault. Prud'homme served as a captain in the St. Boniface Infantry Company.
He was president of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society of Manitoba and of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Prud'homme was elected to the provincial assembly in an 1882 by-election held after Maxime Goulet was named registrar.
He was defeated by Goulet when he ran for reelection in 1883 and then was again elected to the assembly in an 1884 by-election held after Goulet was unseated. He resigned his seat in the Manitoba assembly in 1885 after he was named a county court judge for St. Boniface County.
Prud'homme was editor of L'Avenir de Beauharnois from 1875 to 1877 and contributed articles to La Revue Canadienne, L'Opinion publique and La Nouvelle. He wrote The History of Manitoba and Northwest Territories. Notes Historiques sur la vie de Pierre Radisson, published in 1891, and Le premier parlement de Manitoba, 1870-1874, published in 1923.
Prud'homme died at home in St. Boniface at the age of 87.